THE OZONE SHOW: SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL

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Had some time to kill this afternoon while waiting on some ribs to cook up on the grill. Decided to jump on the tables and put together an impromptu radio show on ustream.tv. 75 minutes, mixing up some new arrivals, some classics, and some stuff I literally just grabbed randomly off the wall.

The Ozone Show: Saturday Night Special (1-26-13)
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Bolivar Blues Band: Speaker Equilibrium (Bolivar Speaker Works, 1977)
Asha Puthli and the Surfers: Sunny (Columbia India, 1960s)
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SINGLE SERVINGS: FIEBRE DISCO, COGERLO!

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Banda Fiebre: Fiebre Nocturna (Fever Night)
Que Tan Grande Es Tu Amor (How Deep Is Your Love)
From 7″ (Musart, 1978?)

The Bee-Gees may have been the first musical group I have any memory of. Disco fanatics can debate whether the group propelled or ultimately helped kill disco but I still have a fond place for their tunes which I still think stand the test of time as good pop songs even if they weren’t the pinnacle of disco saber. Speaking of which: recently came across this 7″ out […]

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SINGLE SERVINGS: GIANT(S) FEVER: CATCH IT!

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This one came gratis The Groove Merchant this past weekend. Seemed apropos since I arrived in S.F. during the 1st game of the divisional series, in S.F. (which, alas, the Giants lost).

Back in 1978, no doubt riding the disco wave, The Paid Attendance put out this single celebrating that season’s team.

The Paid Attendance: Be a Believer In Giant Fever
From 7″ (Solid Smoke, 1978)

In case you want to read the lyrics, here you go.

Not exactly the best disco […]

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…THEN SOFTLY LEAVE

Maurice Gibb passed away before I had really begun Soul Sides so I never paid due respect to the Bee Gees. As a ’70s baby, some of my earliest memories of music revolved around hearing The Bee Gees – who were inescapable in the late ’70s – on the radio, at malls, etc. A bit milquetoast and cheesy? Sure. But I still love listening to this ballad in particular.

Robin Gibb, who passed away today, is that high falsetto you hear. Thanks for all the music.

DEEP COVERS: 4 OF 4, MACHUCA CUMBIA

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Machuca Cumbia: Cumbia Alivianada
Cumbia De Los Bee Gees
From 7″ (Aries, 1979)

I first heard “Cumbia Alivianada” (aka “Staying Alive”) when B+ came to spin with me and it’s taken me two years to finally cop it on 7″ (I do love singles but I wouldn’t have minded getting the LP just for that great cover art but the 7″ does have the two Bee Gees joints on it). Not the best cumbia conversion I can imagine; it’s surprisingly flat rhythmically but still a fun, fun cut and one […]

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LORD ECHO: FUNK FROM THE ANTIPODES


Lord Echo: Thinking Of You (feat. Lisa Tomlins)
From Melodies (Economy, 2010)

(Editor’s note: David Terrace wrote me a few weeks back to see if I had heard anything about this NZ artist named “Lord Echo” and his incredible cover of Sister Sledge’s “Thinking of You.” I hadn’t but was absolutely taken with the song and I asked David to shed some more light on him for the site. –OW)

A couple of weeks ago a friend handed me a disc that had been given to him by a friend from the South Island of […]

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SUMMER MEMORIES

Back in August, me and Rani D put together two different summer songs themed sets right towards the end of the season. Devil’s PIe now has ’em available for download. Here’s the tracklisting:

PART 1 – DJ O-DUB
1. Heatwave “Star Of The Story”
2. Smif N’ Wessun “Ain’t Nothing More But the $”
3. Erykah Badu “Fall In Love”
4. Stro “BTL”
5. Fat Joe “Slow Down”
6. Gary Wright “Love Is Alive”
7. Big City “Love Dance”
8. Organo Bailable “El Preso”
9. TNT Band “Making […]

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MARIUS CULTIER + GRUPO LOS YOYI: CARIBBEAN CRAZINESS


Marius Cultier: The Way It Should Be
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Zouk
From My Way (Magidisco, 1976)

Grupo Los Yoyi: Banana
Paco La Calle
From S/T (Egrem, 1977)

This is easily one of the most extraordinary albums I’ve come across in a long, long time. Cultier represents one of those ultimate examples of transnational musical mastery – a pianist born in Martinique but recorded in both Canada and France and sounds like he’s from everywhere and nowhere at once. Even though My Way […]

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MARCH DIMES


I’ve had a few individual songs that I’ve been meaning to post up and usually, I wait for some kind of thematic opportunity but I realize this is an inefficient way to go about things and instead, I just took ten of these stragglers, whipped up a quick sequence for them and if you download them in order, you’ll have yourself a half-hour mix.

Paul Kelly: Only Your Love
From 7″ (Dial, 1965)

This single (backed with “Chills & Fevers”) originally came out on Lloyd but turned out to be enough of a hit that […]

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DISCO BOOGIE


Pazazz: So Hard To Find
From 7″ reissue (Soulplex, 2009)

Twilight: You’re In Love
From Pains of Love (Ross, 1986)

The folks at Soulflex in Germany were kind enough to hep me to this new reissue they put out of a killer Florida disco single by Pazazz called “So Hard To Find” (an apt name considering how insanely obscure it is). This is the kind of disco I never tire of: a simple but infectious groove, upbeat vocals and a general air of happiness that’s like a mood-enhancing substance minus the substance. I’m sure those who hate […]

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